Brogue Shoes

Brogue Shoes

Brogue shoes are a style of men’s shoes characterized by their iconic perforations. They also feature multiple pieces of sturdy leather uppers and a low heel.

Winklepicker 3-strap and front zip boot.

Winklepicker Shoes

Winklepicker shoes dominated the British Rock and Roll scene during the 50’s. They feature a leather construction, pointed toe, and silver buckles on the side.

A pair of espadrille shoes with gray suede uppers

What are Espadrilles?

Espadrilles are a type of casual footwear characterized by a cotton or canvas upper with a flexible rope sole made of the rope fiber, jute.

Pair of poulaine (or crakow ) shoes, 15th Century. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 44.572a-b.

Crakow Shoes

Crakow shoes gained popularity in 15th century Europe. They have a very long and pointed toe, ranging from two inches to more than twenty inches.

A pair of jutti shoes on display at the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jutti Shoes

The Jutti shoe is a style of footwear in Northern India and the regions surrounding it. Jutti’s are identified by their flat sole that does not differentiate between the left or right foot, as well as a pointed toe.

A pair of white brothel creepers with black detailing

Brothel Creepers

Brothel creepers, or simply creepers, are soft shoes featuring thick crepe soles and suede bodies. Along with a wide platform heel, most creepers have a round toe and lace-up closure.

16th Century Chopine Shoes

Chopine Shoes

A chopine is a type of women’s high platform shoe popularized during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. They’re characterized by a wooden or cork platform and can range from 2 to 20 inches in height.